Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney are taking a break from their engagement

2016-07-20 07:46

New York - Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney have called off their engagement, reports said on Tuesday, more than a year after she thought she had found the right match.

The singer has in recent days appeared without her engagement ring in photos she posted on Instagram from the resort town of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where she has been volunteering at a charity for needy children.

The American Horry Story actress confirmed the couple had gone their separate ways but noted that it was just a break due to conflicting schedules.

Along with a picture of the couple walking, Lady Gaga wrote: "Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other."

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The 30-year-old Lady Gaga, known for her flamboyant outfits, in February last year showed off on Instagram a simple, heart-shaped engagement ring from Kinney.

Kinney popped the question to Gaga, an Italian American whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, over a Valentine's Day dinner last year at a New York restaurant owned by her family.

He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said YES!

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Gaga met Kinney, now 35, in 2011 when they filmed the video for You & I"in the open fields of Nebraska - in which she had incidentally worn her mother's wedding dress.

Despite the hints of romance, the video was full of disturbing imagery including the simulated torture of Gaga.

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